Letters to the editor: March 12, 2021

No to fanaticism Reading all the letters for and against the declaration of Yamhill County as a gun sanctuary, I found one aspect of the issue wasn’t being discussed — the liability the county ...

Letters to the editor: March 5, 2021

Noise deafening I was saddened to read the major difficulties the restaurants are dealing with. But let me tell you about a lunch we had outside on Third Street yesterday with family members from Portland ...

Letters to the editor: Feb. 26, 2021

Arming up not answer The push to create a gun sanctuary in Yamhill County isn’t as much about the Second Amendment as it is about the arming of America. Our country is awash in guns. We are not ...

Letters to the editor: Feb. 19, 2021

An enduring romance Just a great story about Roz and Bernie Turner on the occasion of their 69th wedding anniversary. I cannot say I ever met Roz, but I remember my brief encounters with Bernie very ...

Letters to the editor: Feb. 12, 2021

The good professor Is the good professor now a guest writer? I’m referring to Steve Rutledge of course. He’s a real lefty. And, of course, he bashed Trump. The professor likes to tout his ...

Letters to the editor: Feb. 5, 2021

Seniors slighted It’s so very confusing why Gov. Kate Brown decided to not distribute the COVID vaccine to our senior community as a priority. For many months, we have listened to the governor ...

Letters to the editor: Jan. 29, 2021

Celebration of hate While walking my dog in McMinnville one morning last week, I passed a house with a “Trump 2020” banner on the garage. Below the “Trump 2020” was the statement, ...

Letters to the editor: Jan. 22, 2021

Something better awaits Thank you, News Register, for providing space for my guest column of Jan 8. It seems to have provoked some thought, as I have received both supportive and critical comments. Many ...

Letters to the editor: Jan. 15, 2021

Taking a stand In this country, there is no shortage of opinions about where our priorities should lie on the many issues that face our nation. Nor is there any shortage of beliefs that underlie those ...

Letters to the editor: Jan. 8, 2021

Started at N-R Thanks for the nice mention in your "Year in Review" of the books by Jim Tankersley and me. As you note, both of our books touch heavily on Yamhill County, and Jim and I are both now writers ...

Letters to the editor: Dec. 31, 2020

Cold, cruel place Yet another homeless death on the streets of McMinnville. RIP Mike Stepp. It’s a cold, cruel place for some 1,400 of our neighbors. Mr. Stepp lost a toe as a result of a bike ...

Letters to the editor: Dec. 24, 2020

Reconsider and reverse We must support our local businesses during this pandemic. And we need more than a resolution from the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners. Please join me in encouraging ...

Letters to the editor: Dec. 18, 2020

Judeo-Christian heritage Two train wrecks were presented in the Whatchama Column of 12/11/2020. I agree with the subject matter, but see the conclusions somewhat differently. The first is the coronavirus ...

Letters to the editor: Dec. 11, 2020

Paying it forward Every now and then, we hear stories of random acts of kindness. Maybe a customer leaves a big tip or pays the remaining balance on someone’s Christmas lay-away items. These stories ...

Letters to the editor: Dec. 4, 2020

Swamp creatures Joe Biden will most assuredly be our next president. His latest quote is, “Now is the time to unite America.” After four years of unrelenting bias and downright lying to the ...